Hello! Things are moving along here at the bakery, albeit at their usual slow pace. My dad recently visited from Arizona and we had a great time exploring my new home state. We checked out some local attractions, took a trip out to Cape Kiwanda, camped beneath Mt Hood, visited Smith Rock, explored a few towns, and we even got some work done around the bakery. I'm looking forward to getting some of the plumbing and electrical work started soon. I've been scouring the world of used restaurant equipment for refrigerators, sinks, and small wares. I've got a few projects lined up that'll take me a few weeks to get through. And on top of all that I'm moving! No updates from the manufacturer of the oven so I can't give you a better idea of my opening date. I'll post that as soon as I know.
With the help of my dad I was able to put this giant hole in the floor. This corner is where I'll be putting in the sinks, and so the grease interceptor and some other plumbing fixtures that need to go in. Turns out the concrete is over a foot thick in the corner, so the grease interceptor is going to live a little bit further out into the floor than originally intended. It's funny, when I got started I thought that cutting the concrete and installing the plumbing was going to be the Big Ordeal. Turns out the Big Ordeal is going to be getting the electricity for the oven, and by a long shot too.
This whole experience has come with a lot of learning and resetting of expectations. Thankfully, I'm committed and patient and so each new obstacle hasn't been too discouraging. I've also received plenty of kind words and encouragement from everyone out here and from friends all over, and that certainly helps. I'm looking forward to the days when I can repay those kind words with tasty bread.